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Dental Implants

If you are missing a tooth (or many), a bridge or denture is no longer your only option. The team at SoCalSmiles Dental Office in Tarzana restores smiles with dental implants – a long-lasting solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth.

Understanding implants

A dental implant replaces the root of a missing tooth with a small cylinder of biocompatible titanium. In a brief oral surgery, the implant is precisely placed into the jawbone. The tiny soft tissue incision heals quickly, and over a period of several months, bone fuses with the implant. This forms a solid foundation for a lustrous porcelain crown or other dental restoration.

With modern bone grafting techniques, most patients can be good candidates for dental implants. In some cases, mini-implants are a suitable option. They can be “loaded” with a crown immediately upon placement.
Dental Implants Tarzana

Versatile and advantageous

Implant dentistry can be used to restore a single missing tooth, multiple teeth, or even a whole arch. Just two dental implants can anchor a fixed bridge, restoring as many as five consecutive missing teeth.

As few as four implants secure a full denture with incredible stability. An implant-retained denture is lighter and more comfortable, and does not cover the palate. The “teeth in a day method” allows some patients to have extractions and implants done in one day, with a previously-designed denture inserted right away.

Here are some of the reasons patients love their implants:

  • Easy care – Just brush and floss normally.
  • Natural appearance – Only you and your dentist will know which tooth is the implant.
  • Long-term solution – With good oral hygiene, your implant can last a lifetime.
  • Preserves bone – Each time you bite down, the implant provides vital stimulation, just like a natural tooth, keeping bone dense and strong. That avoids a sunken facial appearance.
Please don’t wait another day. Call our Tarzana office at (818) 210-3885 for a dental implants consultation.
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